Sale 18CN03 | Lot 197

Rare Russian Silver and Enamel Inkwell

Catalogue: English & Continental Furniture / Old Masters / Russian Works of Art

Lot Details

Lot 197
Rare Russian Silver and Enamel Inkwell
Olovyanishnikov, Moscow, 1908-1917
In the 17th century style, ovoid, on three lion-form feet, the domed cover with firebird-form finial, enameled throughout with scrolling foliage in black, turquoise and white on a dark green ground, each side reserved with a chased animal on an enameled ground above an inscription in Russian with its corresponding virtue: Might, Glory, Wisdom. Height 8 inches (20.3 cm).
Provenance:
Acquired by the grandparents of the present owner in Russia or Europe before 1930
A comparable inkwell is illustrated in S.I. Vashkov, et al, Religious Art [Religioznoe Iskusstvo], Moscow, 1911, p. 183.


Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
Sold for $46,875 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Gross weight 29.7 ounces (924 grams).

In good condition; gilding lightly rubbed; minor surface scratches and bruises to silver; minor flaws to enamel; the cover with minor losses to enamel along edge and near join with finial; some bruises along edge of cover; the wirework border with one minor loss and bent in one area; flange under cover slightly bent in areas.


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Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
Sold for $46,875 (includes buyer's premium)

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English & Continental Furniture / Old Masters / Russian Works of Art

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